Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Review: Kuan Yuan Lian Cleanser Powder

Kuan Yuan Lian Cleansing Powder
(Green/Mung Beans Cleanser and Jobs Tear Whitening Cleanser)

Job's Tear whitening Cleanser/ Beadlike Grain powder

Depending on which site you visit, this type is listed under the name of Job's tear whitening ( or Beadlike Grain Powder (

contains a tiny spoon inside

manufacture date and expiration date clearly visible.

Everything is written in chinese, but since I never paid attention in chinese class I just don't understand anything... at all. *such a failure*

SASA didn't have a lot of information so I had to do research! and research says....

Product Description taken from Bobodave:
-It contains Green Bean, Job's Tear, Pearl, etc.
-This powder cleanser is mild.
-It can dissolve the dead skin cells and cleanse the dirt in the pore, control the oil of the skin.
-Job's Tear and Pearl are famous for whitening. They can brighten the skin naturally.
-After usage, skin will become whiter and brighter.
-It is suitable for oily and pimple skin

Green/Mung Beans cleanser 300ml Refill pack
transferred in a empty container
Manufactured date and expiration date

At the time I bought this from sasa the one with the container was unavailable, so I bought a refill pack instead. 

Product Description taken from SASA: 
Kuan Yuan Lian Green Beans Cleanser is created with natural green beans, which are rich in Vitamin A, B and C. After cleansing, skin feels fresh without sensation of greasiness or tightness. The nutrients in green beans could therefore permeate into skin. Skin looks nourished, youthful and healthy.

I bought both from SASA earlier this year, and ever since this has been one of my favorite multi use cleanser. 

As a cleanser: 
Add drops of water into a proper amount of Green Beans Cleanse. Mix well until it turns to dense clay. Massage over skin for 1 minute so that it emulsifies. Then rinse off with lukewarm water. Afterwards, pat skin with cold 
water to tighten pores.

As a Mask: 
Follow the above method to cleanse face. Then blend the clay over face. Leave on for 5-10 minutes.

A teaspoon amount
Depending on the amount of water, it can be runny or mudlike.

I personaly prefer mudlike since I feel it is easier to spread around. Between the  2 types I don't really see any difference. They both smell like fresh green beans, very earthy.

-> Smells very fresh and earthy
-> Works amazing at drying/healing pimples
-> Less breakout
-> Evens out skintone
-> Multi use
-> Skin looks healthy and bright right after
-> exfoliates skin
-> Affordability

-> Can be drying for those with dry skin (I use this 2-4x a week)
-> Can cause skin sensitivity, redness (scrub gently)
-> Can be messy, and can spill if not careful
-> Availability (Not Local, but is available on SASA and BONJOURHK for those in Asia)

This is, like I mentioned earlier one of my favorite cleansers, I usually use this right after I remove my makeup (on too much makeup days) or as a mask on days when my skin is problematic.

Buy it here:


Katherine said...

I need to try this!

Soo said...

I love this stuff! very gentle and I like the muddy version of it too
ty for the sample of it :)

ChiChi81 said...

Thanks for the review, it's very helpful. This product sounds really promising, the kind that I would love to pamper my skin with on a 3-4x a week basis since I am prone to skin breakouts a lot. >.<

Cheers,WiA Single Girl's Musings

Paige said...

thank you for always commenting here :D 
you can actually use it more frequently, and I love using this during breakout days since it dries the pimples fast. 
Have you seen it around there?

ChiChi81 said...

No, I haven't yet, but I'm keeping my eye open for this product esp. at bazaars and fairs. If all else fails, I can always order online lol

herroyalbleakness said...

This is a unique cleanser, Paige! I figured it can be messy to use :)

Re: Jane Iredale Minerals, you can double check if they really don't have a store within your area:

jessa marie said...

i nominated you for an award!!! check this out!!!

Paige said...

It is messy! such a hassle to use too. 

The nearest one is all the way in Orlando which is a 2-3 hour drive, and it is somewhere I am not familiar with. 

Paige said...

Thanks Jess